The Thomas M. Cooley Law School Externship Program

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Note:  Attorneys filling out the above externship application should send it directly to Professor Gerald A. Fisher (  Professor Fisher will send it it to Externship Office.
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Michigan Local Government Ethics Handbook

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MML Legal Defense Fund 25 Cases

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LDF-A Summary of 12 Recent Cases

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MML/Legal/Guidelines and Checklists and Publications

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Legal Briefs

computergirlThe Municipal Legal Briefs is a newsletter published by the Michigan Municipal League in partnership with the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA).  It is published 4 times a year as a benefit to MAMA members.  The Briefs contain articles of interest to municipal attorneys as well as summaries of cases affecting Michigan municipal law and local units of government. Non-members may purchase subscriptions to the Legal Briefs.  For details, contact William C. Mathewson, MAMA Secretary/Treasurer at 734/662-3246.


The Listserv is e-mail based discussion forum that facilitates communication among Michigan municipal attorneys. To maximize its value to Michigan’s municipal attorneys, participation is restricted to members of MAMA. Our e-group is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of your peers.  By participating, you acknowledge that you have acquainted yourself with our rules and that you agree to conduct yourself in accordance with those policies.
Please be advised that, although contrary to the purpose and rules of the listserv, the information posted might be made available to persons with adverse interests to your municipality. 

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The Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund

The Defense Fund is an advocacy program for Michigan’s local governments in the courtrooms.  It provides support and assistance to municipalities, and their attorneys, in court cases where the issues have a broad impact on both the municipality involved in the case and on other municipalities in the State.

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